By Sacha Delfosse

Despite a recent on-site fire, Merivale managed to officially opened Upstairs Beresford on Friday night (July 1), providing Sydney with a new state of the art performance space for bands, DJs and entertainers.

An extension to The Beresford Hotel, the new room has a layout that is influenced by various New York music venues, and is decked out in a 1960s art deco style with oversized herringbone timber panelling, black terrazzo stone floors and a striking colour palette.

“At Merivale we are proud to offer Sydney some of its best hotels, bars and restaurants. With my passion for music, I saw an opportunity for an upmarket live music venue in Sydney,” Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes said.

“When in New York, I love to spend time in venues such as Joe’s Pub, which inspired me to create Upstairs Beresford. I am thrilled with the result and can’t wait to share it with our patrons.”

Backstage there is a full suite of amenities for performers including wireless internet connection, a full kitchenette, powder room with theatre lights, a private balcony and a viewing window to main stage.


The layout also includes a large stage, tiered booths, a spacious dance floor and the latest sound and lighting systems.

There is also a stylish cocktail lounge located towards the rear of the venue, which is can be used as a pre-event or chill-out area.

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  1. may have looked flashy, but it sounded pretty average, and after so much publicity on becoming a live venue-they open with a dj, looks a lot like ivy and the excelsior- fitted out from a $2 shop-trashy

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